GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 09/04/12 -- Cytomedix, Inc. (OTCBB: CMXI) (OTCQB: CMXI), a fully integrated regenerative medicine company commercializing and developing innovative platelet and adult stem cell technologies, today announced that the Company's AutoloGel System was highlighted in a continuing education program at the Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit 2012 held August 28 to 30 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.
The AutoloGel System is a device for the production of autologous platelet rich plasma ("PRP") gel, and is the only PRP device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for use in wound management.
The program, titled, "Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Gel for Wounds on Persons with SCI," was delivered by Laurie Rappl, PT, DPT, CWS, Clinical Development Liaison for Cytomedix. Ms. Rappl's discussion addressed the underlying mechanisms of action that allow the Company's physiologically relevant concentration of PRP in the AutoloGel System to accelerate healing in recalcitrant wounds in patients with Spinal Cord Injuries ("SCI"), and highlighted the clinical data demonstrating rapid reduction in wound area and volume, as well as reduction of undermining and sinus tracts/tunnels in non-healing wounds in patients with SCI.
"The physiology of SCI -- such as decreased blood flow, blood pressure and blood supply -- causes impairment at every step of the wound healing process. A physiologically relevant concentration of PRP has been shown to improve healing in even the hardest to treat chronic wounds in SCI patients," noted Ms. Rappl.
"It is especially rewarding for Cytomedix to have a continuing education program highlighting the benefits of the AutoloGel System for the treatment of chronic wounds in SCI patients. Pressure ulcers and other chronic wounds are persistent medical challenges that compromise the health and quality-of-life for these paralyzed patients," stated Martin P. Rosendale, Chief Executive Officer of Cytomedix. "Our clinical data demonstrates how the AutoloGel System's physiologically relevant concentration of PRP can rapidly restart the healing process in complex and chronic wounds, including wounds that were recalcitrant to other treatments."
About The Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit
Paralyzed Veterans' Summit 2012 + EXPO brings together more than 700 healthcare professionals in SCI and multiple sclerosis (MS) care. Doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapist, social workers and researchers convene to explore and implement holistic strategies to strengthen the continuum of care for SCI and MS patients.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America Summit serves as an educational venue bringing together professionals representing the full spectrum of SCI and MS healthcare and to support clinicians in their pursuit of maintaining their specialty certification and/or license to practice. The objectives are to enhance multi-specialty care across the lifespan of individuals with SCI and MS; to assess advances in the delivery of healthcare services; to present innovative models of care management; to improve practice skills of clinicians, surgeons, researchers and administrators; to discuss evidence-based medicine; to increase the body of knowledge on spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis, their medical complications and consequences; to promote educational opportunities; to identify research priorities; and to present data on new developments in assessment and treatment.
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